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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-29-12, 02:26 PM   #1301
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I have to admit....thats hilarious
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Old 03-29-12, 02:28 PM   #1302
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Taking fixed gear aesthetics to another level.
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Old 03-29-12, 02:37 PM   #1303
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Im not looking to perfectly fit the bike. I want the frame to be exactly like the one above I posted. I dont want the head tube to be too short/long and I want the fork offset to be just like in that picture above so basically i want the exact thing as in the picture above. Get it?
So basically you don't really care if the bike fits... awesome
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Old 03-29-12, 02:45 PM   #1304
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So basically you don't really care if the bike fits... awesome
How bad can it be if it doesn't lol??

Its not like im 7 foot 3 and the bike is for a 5 foot 5 person
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Old 03-29-12, 02:46 PM   #1305
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How bad can it be if it doesn't lol??

Its not like im 7 foot 3 and the bike is for a 5 foot 5 person
I am really not sure if I should take you seriously or not.
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Old 03-29-12, 02:46 PM   #1306
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How bad can it be if it doesn't lol??

Its not like im 7 foot 3 and the bike is for a 5 foot 5 person
What size shoe do you wear?
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Old 03-29-12, 02:51 PM   #1307
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What size shoe do you wear?
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Old 03-29-12, 02:54 PM   #1308
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Go put on 10. Or a 14.
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Old 03-29-12, 02:55 PM   #1309
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Go put on 10. Or a 14.
The Carleton approach.
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Old 03-29-12, 02:56 PM   #1310
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The Carleton approach.
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Old 03-29-12, 02:56 PM   #1311
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Go put on 10. Or a 14.
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Old 03-29-12, 03:00 PM   #1312
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Old 03-29-12, 03:05 PM   #1313
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Exactly.

ok whatever you mean by that lol...

moving on...
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Old 03-29-12, 03:06 PM   #1314
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ssbalt, you should check out critical mass tomorrow.
My bikes @ the beach in NC(stored it there for the winter). Going to pick it up Easter weekend and wrench on it a bit. Where does everybody meet at? I'm relatively new to cycling and I haven't been to one yet.
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Old 03-29-12, 03:11 PM   #1315
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ok whatever you mean by that lol...

moving on...
Are you kidding?

Why don't you wear a size 10 or 14 shoe?
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Old 03-29-12, 03:11 PM   #1316
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ok whatever you mean by that lol...

moving on...
Call me crazy but I think he's implying that correct fit is important.
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Call me crazy but I think he's implying that correct fit is important.
It isn't though, that's why bikes come in a one size fits all type frame.

oh....
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Old 03-29-12, 03:17 PM   #1318
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I don't always ride smaller bikes, but when I do I prefer a 49cm
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Old 03-29-12, 03:42 PM   #1320
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I don't always ride smaller bikes, but when I do I prefer a 49cm
That bike is obviously way smaller then the one I posted lol. And Im nowhere near that height

I dont know what the whole foot size deal means so feel free to explain if you care....
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Old 03-29-12, 03:46 PM   #1321
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blah blah blah

I dont know what the whole foot size deal means so feel free to explain if you care....
... I hope I'm getting trolled but I'll break it down for you anyway.

If you have size 12 feet, and you try to walk and run around in size 10 or 14 shoes - you are going to be very uncomfortable, right?

Similarly - if you belong on a size 54cm frame, yet ride a 53 or a 57cm you are going to be uncomfortable. See the comparison there?
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Old 03-29-12, 03:47 PM   #1322
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That bike is obviously way smaller then the one I posted lol. And Im nowhere near that height

I dont know what the whole foot size deal means so feel free to explain if you care....
You wear a shoe that fits. You don't wear a shoe that doesn't fit. Likewise, you ride a bike that fits. A bike that doesn't fit will not be comfortable.

Buy a bike that fits. Buying a bike just for how it looks is the stupidest thing you could possibly do, is typical for people who are attracted to "fixies" because they're "cool", and is why people are making fun of you.

Buy a bike that fits.
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Old 03-29-12, 04:25 PM   #1323
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Its not like I ride the damn bike 50 miles a day every day. Being off by a bit isnt gonna break my spine or ruin my knees, especially if I ride only once a week which is actually what I do coz im full time at work and in college. I dont have time.


Im not gonna look like that guy in the picture above I can guarantee you that. You guys are blowing this way out of proportion lol...
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Old 03-29-12, 04:41 PM   #1324
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I mean, if you're not even gonna ride the thing, why are you buying it? Just to look cool with a sw8 fixay?

.... Did premium rush already come out or something?
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Old 03-29-12, 04:47 PM   #1325
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Its not like I ride the damn bike 50 miles a day every day. Being off by a bit isnt gonna break my spine or ruin my knees, especially if I ride only once a week which is actually what I do coz im full time at work and in college. I dont have time.


Im not gonna look like that guy in the picture above I can guarantee you that. You guys are blowing this way out of proportion lol...

Riding a bike that obviously doesn't fit is not only a great way to welcome ridicule, but a great way to increase your chances of injury.

It's the same as the shoe example people are giving you here. Wearing an improperly fitted shoe can affect your natural gait and cause damage to your spine.
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